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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

First look at Rebellion, now open for lunch in the CBD

Posted By on Wed, May 13, 2015 at 10:28 AM

click to enlarge Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen is open for lunch in the Warehouse District. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen is open for lunch in the Warehouse District.


Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen
(748 Camp St., 504-298-7317), the newest addition to the expanding Warehouse District restaurant scene, is now open for lunch.

The new American gastropub is the first restaurant venture for owners Seung Hong and Michael Tran, who took over the former Phil's Grill space earlier this year. Executive Chef David Dickensauge is a Commander’s Palace and Galatories’s alum and most recently helmed the kitchen at Baton Rouge’s Bin 77 Bistro & Wine.

A quiet lunch service began last week and dinner is imminent, Hong says, but is contingent on a liquor license which is pending.
 
Brick walls line a long a hallway that leads to two large dining rooms — which can accommodate about 100 people — and a shaded outdoor patio seats another 25. Ample bar space exists in the restaurant's front room, where floor-to ceiling windows overlook a sleepy stretch of Camp Street.

While coined modern American, the fare has a distinctly global component and is heavily influenced by Asian flavors and techniques. The extensive menu consists of small plates and salads as well as more sizable and shareable entrees including a host of ramen, stew and noodle dishes. 

click to enlarge Kale slaw salad with sake-soaked raisins and wasabi cream. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • Kale slaw salad with sake-soaked raisins and wasabi cream.


Kimchi and Oaxacan cheese empanadas are served with a chimichurri creme fraiche and a kale slaw salad with carrots, pecans and cotija cheese is sprinkled with sake-soaked raisins and dressed in a spicy wasabi cream. 

A section entitled "street breads" includes hoisin-braised pork belly and Korean-style short rib sliders. Shoestring katsuo fries come tossed with bonito flakes and topped with crispy nibs of nori and are served with a miso ketchup.

The restaurant  serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  

click to enlarge Pork belly and Korean-style short rib sliders - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • Pork belly and Korean-style short rib sliders

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